Love Stout - Yards Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 157
Hads: 451
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 21
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 05-16-2002

Our brewers have poured their hearts and roasted malted into this rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy, mouth feel. We will not apologize for any amorous affairs resulting from the consumption of this beverage.
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Photo of tigg924
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smell seemed off and the body was light for the style. That said this beer is super smooth and sessionable. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, sugar, roasted malt, and light coffee. Really tasty. I will have to pick this up again. (233 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to the light the bottom is brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a few patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of chocolate and coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of cola along with notes of chocolate malts and hints of coffee.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, somewhat smooth, and a little airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter bodied nature of this beer makes it go down very easily, making this quite drinkable. This would be a good stout for the warmer months when you don't want something too heavy.

Serving type: bottle (793 characters)

Photo of bgillespie
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pitch black with a thick tan head.

Smell: Roasted chocolate and malt.

Taste: Much like the smell but stronger.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light.

Overall: A great stout beer, lives up to the name. (233 characters)

Photo of dodge408
2.72/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

It had a distinct hop smell and light maltyness character to the nose. Taste was of mild roasted malt, quickly washed away with crisp hops. It reminds me of a couple black ipas I've had. A one time beer only for me. (217 characters)

Photo of Bone53
2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A dark brown pour with a mahogony tent when put up to the light, and a one finger tan head

Smell: A lot of musty dark fruit and very subtle roasted malt, the slightest hint of chocolate if you search for it

Taste: Same as the nose, but somehow even worse; stale dark fruits and stale light roasted malt

Mouthfeel; Light body, and way too light and drinkable for a stout. Slight bitter finish

Overall: This was worse than i imagined. It reminds me of Guinness Extra, which is far from a compliment. Everything about it screams weak, musty, and watery. A six pack runs $10 around me. A bomber is the same price. Thats a freakin joke! Im surprised by some of the high ratings. Glad i only got a single. Everything iv had from this brewery is average at best. Pass this one up in all seriousness. (809 characters)

Photo of JPowell712
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The love stout had a very nice pour black to the color and and a tan head to it. The aroma was of coffee and sweet chocolate. I liked the flavor too, it was a bit smoky and roasted coffee and a sweet chocolate creamy finish. I find this to be a very decent stout and I would definitely recommend trying it. (309 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very nice deep darkness for such a light ABV stout. Head is equally tan a 1/2 inch that fades to a lace ring very sticky lace is nice.
S - Good roast with a touch of chocolate sweetness and a bit of anise licorice. Smells pretty good.
T - Pretty smooth the milk stout qualities mend well with the roasty coffee and the licorice and hops take a backseat. Very good isn't too sweet to boot!
M - nice medium Body brew with a sort of creamy finish.

Overall I should have picked up a sixer of this over hop juju it's a very sessionable smooth semi sweet stout. (560 characters)

Photo of Lookingloo2
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rocked this from bottle to pint glass. Darker 'un sin. Limited lacing. Light tingle on first sip. Flavor rounds out with solid toasty finish. Stout "notes" (you beer hippies) of coffee, tobacco, and chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Not high-test or heavy so right up my alley. Sessionable in winter when baseball season seems an eternity away and you figure just settle in with a dark beer and hibernate. (411 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a solid black with a tiny mocha head which dissipates after a few minuets but some of it does remain as a collar. Moderate lacing.

The smell is lightly roasted malts, some burnt coffee and some chocolate. There might be some nutty smell in there but the roasted malts dominate.

The taste pretty much follows the nose with roasted and some sweet malts dominating. There is only a hint of coffee and chocolate but you might not complain too much because you will be busy dealing with the complex malt backbone. No discernible hops to speak of. Drinkability is excellent as this beer goes down creamy smooth with just a hint of dryness on the back end. This could be a session stout. The finish is creamy sweet and dry.

Overall this is an interesting stout in that it does not bowl you over with roasted malts and burnt coffee but it does deliver complex malt flavor. If you want a sweet, creamy stout then try this one. (936 characters)

Photo of drtth
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out an expected black color with a 1/2” light brown head that shows some retention before receding to a ring of foam and and a thin island. Sipping leaves both speckles and legs of lacing.

The aroma is seems slightly smoky with coffee and dark chocolate.

As expected from the nose there's a hint of roasted and almost smoky character and rich malty flavor here. There are definite touches of coffee and dark chocolate.

Medium to light body with slight crispness from the moderate carbonation. The finish begins with a mix of sweetness and bitterness from the light coffee and dark chocolate flavors and gradually tapers off to end in a bitter dryness that leads easily to the next sip.

I’ve enjoyed this stout and would be happy to have another. In the world of big beers and Imperial stouts its easy to forget the simple pleasures of a lower above, lower intensity stout with gentle but comfortably full flavors. If what you are looking for to drink are the big flavors and intensities of imperial stouts this beer is not for you. But if you want to relax and enjoy a low abv but fairly full-flavored stout this is a good place to start. (1,167 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap, Morris Tap and Grill - Yards love stout. Pitch black. High foam. Off white. Roasted chocolate coffee nose. Smooth creamy milky taste. No carb to speak of. Lighter sweet stout flavor. 4 375 385 35 375 (207 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is two fingers high, and khaki in shade. Retention isn't fantastic, but the creamy-looking texture leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. (3.75)

Smell: This has a big roasted presence for 5%, exactly the way I like my stouts to be. Additional notes of coffee, dry baker's cocoa, minerals, and smoke help round it out. Simple yet oh-so-effective. (3.75)

Taste: It starts off with a pleasant smokiness. Roasted malt and coffee notes build up into a slightly sweet finish. Post-swallow, a touch of minerals enter the picture. While simple, it strikes a good balance between drinkability and...uh...balance. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little sharp for my taste buds (style-wise), but I can't deny that it's a dry and easygoing stout. It actually is kind of creamy before taking the (admittedly slightly overdone) fizz into effect. Once the carbonation subside, the finish becomes somewhat sweet. (3.5)

Overall: A damn fine every day stout. Didn't this used to be brewed with oysters, though? C'mon Yards, bring back the oysters! Despite my mild disappointment on that facet, it's a fine stout that's worthy of being bought (and drunk, even!) by the six pack. (3.75)

3.63/5: 'Love' is a bit strong; still a moderately impressive stout (1,324 characters)

Photo of Dr_Farts
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer reminds me of the snow laden streets of philadelphia. Had some good times around it. Pretty standard stout, mid to heavy body, mid thickness in mouth feel, chocolaty notes with roasted malts. Middle of the road, but still pretty tasty (245 characters)

Photo of AricGresko
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

If you want to drink an alcoholic, cold Starbucks coffee, drink this beer. I was pleasantly surprised with how this tastes like a cold coffee. Definitely a highly recommended stout. It has a very dark appearance. Average head. The smell was very strong coffee.

I strongly recommend this beer to any avid coffee drinkers. (322 characters)

Photo of Bikeboy1
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great job with this beer. Perfect taste for me for a stout. Went down very smoothly. This could easily be my goto stout. Chocolate taste was nice maybe just a tad too much but beats the normal coffee flavor which isn't my thing. Will be buying this to keep on hand. (269 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brownish black with a creamy tab head and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. A bit of caramel. In the taste, coffee, roasted malt and an earthy hop presence. Though well balanced, this is a fairly bitter beer. Drinks smooth and easily. Overall, a quality stout that works well in a nitro format. (330 characters)

Photo of MadCat
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice black color with a good tan nitro head that left good lacing

Smell: Roasted malts, some chocolate

Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, some caramel sweetness. Soke earthy hops

Mouthfeel: Full body with the nitro creaminess

Overall: Very good, and I feel it is a good representation of the style. Very happy with it, won't hesitate to order again (362 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap in a nonic pint glass.

A- It looks like a Giunness Draught, Love Stout may be a bit darker. That's the end of the Guinness similarities.

S-Roasted barley, some chocolate and coffee.

T- Creamy malt, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee.

M- Good creamy body, not much carbonation. The chocolate and the roasting give it some bite.

O- This beer is right on for the style, and the abv gives it enough body without compromising drinkability. (455 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a 10 oz pint glass

Appearance – The brew is served a deep black color with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades rather fast to leave only moderate level of lacing.
Smell-The aroma is heaviest of chocolate and roasted malt mixed with notes of espresso and a small amount of sea smell.

Taste – The taste begins quite heavy of a roasted malt, some lighter flavors of coffee, and a sweetness of caramel. The coffee grows stronger as the taste advances with some notes of a chocolate sweetness also coming to the tongue. Some lighter earthy hop flavors come to the tongue more at the end of the taste along with a light touch of a mineral and salt sea like taste. With the increase in the chocolate flavors at the end of the taste a rather pleasant bitter sweet, roasted and dark flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the creamier and thicker side, especially for a bee of only 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both were nice for the drinkability as well as the darker flavors of the brew and made for a nice feel overall.

Overall- A rather tasty, easy drinking, and fairly balanced stout. Well worth a try if you get the chance. (1,226 characters)

Photo of BeerCon5
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep black color with a very nice, foamy tan head that remained throughout the beer.

The scent was of roasted chocolate malt.

The taste was of roasted malt, chocolate, and notes of burnt coffee.

Medium body, very creamy and smooth, low carbonation.

This was a decent beer, though I thought there could have been a bit more flavor. (346 characters)

Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Dark. Thick white head.

S - chocolates, saltwater?

T - chocolate bitters. Is my brain telling me I taste a slight undertone of oyster or ocean Ot have I been duped? Not sure. there is something unique and nice in the middle of the experience.

Mf - standard for a stout.

O - good. I think the oysters really do add something nice. (339 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from the nitrogen tap in a standard "pint" glass.

appears an opaque black, with thick creamy off-white colored head. As with most nitro-pours, it retains the head all the way down the glass, leaving rings of lacing clung to the glass. Not much aroma, just a mild roast flavor. Taste is milk chocolately, slightly sweet, but certainly not cloying. Easy to drink. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with the soft carbonation.

Overall - a nice beer that seems appropriate for serving on nitrogen. (499 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Timothys. Review from notes.

A: Served in a...plastic cup. Awesome. Has that guinness look to it, very dark with really nice looking head on top with great retention and lacing.

S: Plenty of roasty malt with some chocolate.

S: Lots of roasted malt, some chocolate and a bit of cream which gives it a slightly sweet flavor. Very smooth.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy.

O: Another nice beer from Yards, not overly complex, but done well and easy drinking. (486 characters)

Photo of Nay
4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stout has really evolved with yards. Tonight it's a great dry Irish stout with a bit more. Touch sour finish and fluffy dry like guiness. Lingering dark head great on nitro I bet. I just hat e how beer advocate makes y XML out the records to a minimum of 250 words sometimes I just don't hac e mush to say drinking and all shiiite man (339 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A rich black bodied beer with a small brown head that dissipates almost immediately; lacing is spotty. Aroma is fairly standard; roast, a little chocolate, plus a faint mineral note I’d attribute to the oyster/shell inclusion. Taste is the same; simple, straightforward, uncomplicated. Nice dark malt, gentle roast and bit of hoppy bitterness; bittersweet chocolate, again the mineral note. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-light body, moderately carbonated. One of the better tap offerings from Yards, in my opinion. Easy to drink and sessionable. (542 characters)

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